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Three airlines, under pressure from Israel, canceled the reservations of at least 100 known activists planning to fly to Israel for a pro-Palestinian protest. In addition, a Swedish tourist trying to enter Israel was made to sign an official document of the immigration office promising she would not contact “pro-Palestinian” organisations, under threat of deportation.
A recent report by the Reform Center for Religion and State showed a 66% increase in reported incidents of exclusion of women. The number of conventions carried out by public entities which enforced segregation doubled, and incidents at cemeteries have tripled. The report notes that exclusion spread to airlines, health clinics, voting booths, radio stations, conferences and public events, private businesses and billboards.
Israeli defense officials gave a list of 300 names of pro Palestinian activists to foreign airlines, so that they will not allow them to board on flights to Israel over the weekend. This is an attempt to halt the planned demonstrations at Ben Gurion Airport against the siege on Gaza.